Everyone has their favorites. Food. Wine. Whatever. But when it comes to your own recipes, it’s personal. They are like babies – ones that you’ve nurtured and coaxed into something crave-worthy. So, when I was asked to write about my 10 favorite recipes, it was a tough assignment.
Besides the fact that it made me totally hungry, going through my recipes was a great trip down memory lane. As you can imagine, the hardest part about writing this post was narrowing it down to just 10. Here they are in no particular order:
This simple, fast and easy recipe is high on flavor and low on stress. You simply pan fry the chicken, slather it with salsa and cheese and let it melt fast. It’s perfect for a quick dinner anytime.
It only takes about 10 minutes to prep this soup, which is savory with notes of pumpkin pie and really good roasted squash.
My family eats a ton of sweet potato fries (actually, they are baked, but who’s counting?). This is our favorite flavor combo.
This stuffed quesadilla takes only 15 minutes to make. And the flavor? Incredible. It’s the perfect fast bite.
I love a good chicken salad with vinaigrette, and this version – which is stuffed with chopped kalamata olives, cucumbers, feta and more – is fantastic. Everyone loves it.
This is, bar none, my favorite pasta from last summer. And my family loved it so much that they ate it often (including at lunch on the first day of school). It has so much flavor.
Basil is, without a doubt, my favorite herb. And this fabulous dip is hearty and flavorful … serve it with your favorite chopped veggies.
Crunchy, sweet, tangy … this salad has it all. And, although I haven’t had it since summertime, I can taste it when I think about it – a sign of a truly delicious dish.
Another well-balanced salad, this has elements of sweetness, creaminess and crunchiness. Every bite is fantastic.
There are dozens and dozens of great recipes for banana bread, but this one stands out. It’s dotted with sweet berries and topped with a buttery, crunchy topping. Delish!
Here's our featured recipe, but click on the titles or photos of the others to get those recipes too!Sarah W. Caron (aka scaron) is a food writer, editor and blogger who writes about family-friendly foods and raising a healthy family at Sarah’s Cucina Bella.